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We Paid Off $90K Of Debt In 4 Years

Credit.com | Posted 09.18.2014 | Money
Credit.com

Paul and Joan Ostroff went into debt trying to give their son, Andrew, a shot at getting past a learning disability so that he might be able to go to college. By the time they went to Consumer Credit Counseling for help in 2010, they owed $88,000 on about 20 credit cards.

6 Crucial Questions To Ask Before Moving In Together

Damona Hoffman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Weddings
Damona Hoffman

Although 48 percent of women now move in with their mate as a first step before getting married only 40 percent of cohabitating couples actually tie the knot. So, if you want to get the keys before the ring, here are the six crucial questions to ask before moving in to avoid becoming a shacking up statistic.

You Are NOT The Man I Married: Accepting Change In The One You Love

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Your spouse is not the same person now as when you met, and neither are you. Yes, there can be sadness in change, the loss of what was. On the other hand, some changes will be welcome.

Better Sex Through Fighting With Your Partner?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weddings
Douglas LaBier

Couples often assume that fighting and conflict are inevitable -- "normal," even, to be tolerated and managed, at best. They may not recognize that their diminished sexual and romantic life is interwoven with how and why they conflict as they do in their relationship overall.

Sexy Outdoor Showers: Wash Away Your Inhibitions

Oyster | Posted 08.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Maybe it's months of this summer heat that's getting to us, but lately we've been loving the idea of showering outdoors. We guess we've just decided that there's no better way to cool down and wash away inhibitions than with an outdoor scrub down. Here's a list of 10 of our favorite hotels that have private outdoor showers -- some even have outdoor baths!

4 Reasons To Put Date Night On Your Calendar

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 08.13.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Whether you've been married five weeks, five years, or even five decades, date night is a ritual you should regularly observe. This is hardly a news flash. Yet, if you're like most couples, you'll read it, you'll note it, and then you'll ignore it.

The Surprising Key Element in Happy Couples

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

What do you think accounts for those who seem madly in love, versus couples who don't make it or seem miserable together?

21 Ways To Let Go And Free Yourself

Joyce Marter | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Therapists, coaches and yoga instructors love to tell us, "Just let go!" But what exactly is involved in the process of letting go? After 20 years of counseling clients and taking a stab or two at letting go of my own "stuff," I recommend the following strategies...

A Reminder That Nothing Brings Couples Together Quite Like Mutual Dislike

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.06.2014 | Weddings

For his 20th birthday, Thomas de Gruchy's girlfriend Nicole gave him a jar filled with 101 things she loves about him written on tiny pieces of colore...

How to Improve Your Sex Life: Risk Living Dangerously

Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.

A couple recently came into my office.  On paper, they had a reasonably healthy marriage. Greg had suffered some setbacks at work, and got depresse...

On Talking About the Future With Your Significant Other -- Without Ruining Everything

Shannon Deep | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Perfectly reasonable humans turn into walking rom-com tropes when it comes to the future of their relationships.

10 Amazing Apps to Make Your Honeymoon Travels a Breeze

Adam Warner | Posted 07.31.2014 | Weddings
Adam Warner

Whether you need to find a reliable taxi within minutes or come up with a quick foreign translation, many of the latest travel apps have the ability to make your honeymoon a lot more convenient.

Love You, Hate Your Food

Holly Leber | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Leber

I secretly (publicly) would love it if he would learn to love produce the way I do, the same way I know he wishes I would eat a steak. At this point, though, besides it having no appeal, I'm pretty sure my body would violently reject red meat, were I to eat it.

7 Ways to Save a Struggling Relationship

Alexandra Harra | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Forgo the negative emotions keeping you from true forgiveness. Remind yourself that whatever happened, happened, and that there is no reason to drag the past into your future. Lingering on hurtful memories only perpetuates them. Be mindful that forgiveness is a process, not a result, so perform small, daily acts that are reflective of your intent to pardon

Why Are We So Turned On By Vampires?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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LA Couple Writes the New Definitive Guide to Sex, Relationship and Hormones

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Xaque Gruber

He's a former fighter pilot and scholar on sex/relationships, raised in a strict Catholic household. She's a personal, career and relationship counselor, screenwriter and artist. Together husband and wife, Frank Wiegers and Judith Claire, have founded a website to help singles and couples with sex, love and romance.

Can Your Love Sustain Big Change?

Allison Hope | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

What happens if life throws you a curve ball so wide and fast and uncertain that it threatens to destroy everything you've built together? Can your relationship survive big change?

What Vacation Looks Like, Before And After Kids

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I believe now that the word "vacation" in the phrase "I went on vacation with my husband" and the word "vacation" in the phrase "family vacation" are really not the same word at all, but homonyms.

This Is How Often Married People Are Having Sex

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Weddings

It's often thought that when you tie the knot, your sex life all but dies. From hectic work schedules to kids' demands, roadblocks to doing the de...

23 Texts That Sound Sexy Once You Become A Parent

Jessica Martin-Weber | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Jessica Martin-Weber

With kids around, my husband and I have to get creative with how we flirt, communicate desire and find privacy. And it's amazing the things we now find to be quite flirtatious and sexy.

'There Is Life Outside Of Monogamy, And It Actually Works Amazingly Well'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce

Although monogamous relationships are the norm, some couples are breaking the mold with a foray into the world of open relationships. Take Robyn T...

Do Married Friends Exclude You Because You're Divorced?

Emma Johnson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

My social life is different now that I'm not married. When I was married, there were times I went out with my girlfriends, and there were times when my husband and I went out as a couple with other couples.

The 5 Arguments You Should Avoid AT all Costs in Your Marriage

Melissa Chapman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

And as a woman who has been in the marriage trenches for 15 years, while I don't have a degree in counseling, my degree in the hard knock world of marriage has taught me some lessons about what it takes to STAY MARRIED.

What Your Dreams Reveal About Your Love Life

Steve Mason | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Steve Mason

In her new book "The Complete Dream Book of Love and Relationships" Gillian Holloway reveals the meaning of dreams and what they say about your romant...

Sexual Rejection From Your Partner Damages Your Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

When your partner consistently avoids sex and intimacy, or on the rare occasion when they are willing, are obviously doing so reluctantly -- the accumulations of repeated rejections are likely to have a big impact on your self-esteem.